SMU cancels opening of research centre

IN an unusual move, the Singapore Management University (SMU) has cancelled plans to set up a research centre days before its launch. In a short statement to Singapolitics sent this week, SMU said it will not set up the Handa Centre for Global Governance and Human Rights. “After careful re-assessment, the University has decided not…

Prepare for upper limit in population planning

Singapore can, if it wants, accommodate eight million people. That is Dr Cheung’s belief. But whether it wants to hit even six million is a “political matter” up for negotiation between the Government and the people, he makes clear. The Hong Kong-born Singaporean, 59, spent close to 30 years monitoring the interplay between Singapore’s population…

No special invites to PAP, PA, says CNA

Responding to speculation on the Internet, Channel NewsAsia has said that it did not reserve any seats at its recent forum with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for members of the People’s Action Party (PAP) or the People’s Association. Replying to queries from Singapolitics, a spokesman from Mediacorp said: “No, we did not give PAP…

Queenstown visit was an exhibition

Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee Rajah has responded to online criticism of the staged scenes put up at the Queenstown Green playground for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “The pictures that people have posted do not take into account the context of the visit,” she said. She was referring to several…


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